Adolescent-targeted vaccines, particularly the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,
are under utilized in the US. There is a need to find mechanisms to increase levels of
HPV vaccination among adolescents, particularly those 11-12years old.
This web-based toolkit includes materials and strategies that have been shown to
help improve providers strongly recommending the HPV vaccine and increasing
These tools can be incorporated individually on a provider-level or as a practice-wide
implementation. Explore these tools using the top navigation bar or by clicking the links below.
Provide the Decision Aid
to the parent to take home, and encourage the parent to
visit the website again.
• After strong initial recommendation, provider can download a worksheet of
Refer the iVac Website link
to patients located on both the facts sheet and decision aid.
• Provider may offer additional counseling regarding HPV vaccination as
needed during the visit, utilizing the Fact Sheet
• The User Guide provides specific suggestions for provider utilization
• Assign a Practice Champion to advocate and incorporate these tools into
• Check out the Process Maps to understand where and when to utilize these
tools in your practice’s workflow
• The User Guide provides specific suggestions for implementation
Tailored Fact Sheets
Using an HPV Fact Sheet Template and Fact Sheet Library, providers and practices can create a fact sheet that is most compelling to their patients and addresses the specific concerns they hear from parents. The Fact Sheet Library includes a wide variety of facts, graphs, pictures, and charts related to HPV and HPV vaccine.
Provider Communication Training
After strong initial vaccine recommendation, this tool is used as an extended approach for when parents have questions or concerns. It enhances provider communication skills, utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to identify, explore, and resolve parental indecision about the vaccine.
Strong Initial Recommendation
- 1. Use a blanket, presumptive approach when first discussing vaccines
- 2. Recommend all vaccines together in one sitting (e.g.. Tdap, HPV, MCV4)
Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Hesitant Parents
- 1. Step back, listen, reflect
- 2. Use metaphors to take pressure off parent
- 3. Join parent’s perspective
- 4. Autonomy support
iVac MI Training #2 (Adolescent Medicine Clinic, more role playing and less content) - http://youtu.be/oapNOouD0gY
iVAC HPV Website
The iVAC HPV Website (https://www.ivac-hpv.org/signup/) provides an additional source of information for those parents with concerns and questions about the vaccine and can be used before, during, or after the visit from any mobile or electronic device.
Using tailored messaging, it informs parents about the need for HPV vaccination, and assesses demographic characteristics, prior experience with HPV-related diseases, and 21 different attitudes and beliefs about the HPV vaccine.
iVAC HPV Website Contents
- (Survey upon entry)
- Introduction to HPV
- Introduction to HPV vaccine
- Disease Images
- My Story
- My Concerns Other Concerns More information